Act 1 Theater Productions will be presenting School House Rock Live on September 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7 pm, and September 9 and 16 at 2 pm under the big tent outside the Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse located at 13608 Valley Avenue East Sumner, WA 98390. It’s a family oriented musical with the popular songs “Conjunction Junction” and “Interplanet Janet.” Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, free for children under age 5, and family value packs are available for two adults and two kids for $35. The play is one hour and a half with intermission.
Zack Jennison, director of School House Rock Live, explained that School House Rock Live were songs from School House Rock’s TV show, a story about a teacher that doesn’t feel prepared for their first day of teaching school for the first time. The teacher sings songs with random people who are “figments of his imagination.” Zack shared, “The play is a lot of fun because it appeals to a really wide audience, especially parents bringing young kids. The parents will remember the old songs and sing along and kids will have a fun time. The songs are easy to learn and are upbeat. There will be a lot of stuff on stage that is going to require audience participation and singing along. It’ll be great of all age groups to have a lot of fun for an afternoon or an evening.”
Zack commented: “I think people will find it really interesting that the play, for the most part, has songs that talk about the basic principles still taught in schools even today, even though the songs were written over 30 years ago. That’s kinda the cool thing, basic principles are taught today. Although “Interplanet Janet” says Pluto is a planet and we may adopt it to say that it’s not anymore. We’re cutting a couple songs for length reasons.”
Zack mentioned how the play was unique compared to others, “It’s really light-hearted and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The people that are involved in the play or the ones watching it makes for a really fun time. No super deep scenes or tough discussion questions, just a good time and an easy play to recommend and anybody can go and find something to enjoy about it.”
For more information, please visit: ATheatrePro.com. “I would recommend to anybody who remembers School House Rock from a kid and any families or people who want to have a really fun light hearted time for pretty cheap,” Zack concluded.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com